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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The Matilda Candidate
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'A distinctly Australia Day story of the campaign by filmmaker and man-on-a mission, Curtis Levy to win a Senate seat based on making Waltzing Matilda the national anthem when Australia becomes a republic. This is an insightful and hilarious exploration of what is behind Levy's drive to unite Australians in one voice in this rousing, popular song.

'Although passionate about his cause, Levy is a most unlikely candidate, but that is fitting, he says, as the song too is about the struggle of the underdog. He uncovers the history of the song's origin and looks at the timing of its birth in 1895, right at the intersection between a seminal period in Australia's history and the future.

'Waltzing Matilda might, on the surface, appear unsuitable he says, being about a tramp and a thief who committed suicide. But it also shows an irreverence towards the establishment and a willingness to defy authority - qualities which many believe remain abiding Australian traits.'

Source: ABC1 website, http://www.abc.net.au/tv/
Sighted: 25/01/2010

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Works about this Work

Wanting Matilda Belle Taylor , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 26 January 2010; (p. 5)

— Review of The Matilda Candidate Curtis Levy , 2010 single work film/TV
Romancing Matilda Nick Galvin , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 January 2010; (p. 5)
No Waltz in the Park Paul Kalina , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 January 2010; (p. 4)
Wanting Matilda Belle Taylor , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 26 January 2010; (p. 5)

— Review of The Matilda Candidate Curtis Levy , 2010 single work film/TV
No Waltz in the Park Paul Kalina , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 January 2010; (p. 4)
Romancing Matilda Nick Galvin , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 January 2010; (p. 5)
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